Hedge funds industry faces many challenges to 2020

Challenges ahead


Ten years is a long time in any industry. Over the last decade hedge funds have grown not only in size of assets under management – from around $491 billion to around $1.7 trillion with some ups and downs – but in stature as a valued part of the financial services industry. After spending the majority of the decade shying away from publicity, the industry was forced into the spotlight. Although not the cause of the financial crisis of 2008, politicians, the media, regulators and t